UNIT 2. CHOOSE THE CAREER!
Цілі: вдосконалювати навички аудіювання, читання й усного мовлення; розвивати мовну здогадку й мовленнєву реакцію учнів; виховувати зацікавленість у розширенні своїх знань.
What do you think is the most difficult thing about passing a job interview?
Listen to the text and answer the questions.
1) According to the text, what is the most important quality you need to be a capable nanny?
2) How have people reacted to Martin’s choice of job?
JOBS FOR THE BOYS!
Forget Mary Poppins — a nineties nanny is more likely to resemble cuddly Martin Smith who at 22 is one of the new breed of British male nannies. «I love being around kids and nannying is very rewarding. The money isn’t great, but then I don’t do it for the money. I like seeing kids happy and, if they are, it makes my job a whole lot easier», laughs Martin. He claims today’s nannies are better equipped and more highly qualified, and that their image is changing rapidly. «Anyone with basic school qualifications can do the course to become a nanny, but personality is really more important. I’m a good nanny because I have a rapport with youngsters and babies — it isn’t a gift exclusive to women». His female counterparts have welcomed Martin, although some chauvinistic men think his chosen career makes him a bit «soft». «I feel sorry for them», he sighs, «Just because I work with women and kids, it doesn’t mean I’m feminine or strange». But he admits that it will be some time before male nannies are totally accepted. «It’ll happen gradually, but there’s no reason why men can’t do this job as well as women».
► True or false
In spite of the salary, Martin likes his job very much.
Men can be better nannies because they are better qualified.
► Choose the correct answer.
1) Nowadays nannies ____.
a) earn a lot of money.
b) change their image many times.
c) are better trained than before.
2) Martin believes that he is an excellent nanny because ____.
a) he has the right qualifications.
b) he understands children’s feelings very well.
c) being a nanny isn’t exclusive to women.
3) Martin’s job choice hasn’t been well regarded by ____.
a) some men.
b) some old-fashioned male nannies.
c) some people.
4) Martin considers that ____.
a) male nannies won’t have a good reputation in the future.
b) men can’t work as nannies as well as women.
c) men can be just as good nannies as women.
Read the following extracts from job advertisements. Complete the gaps using the words below, then match each extract (1-10) to a sentence (A-J):
Key: 1 home; 2 applicants; 3 conditions; 4 exp; 5 role; 6 dependent; 7 benefits; 8 discussion; 9 pay; 10 part time.
A If you get the job, you will be well looked-after by the company.
B If you have applied for the same job before, please do not reapply.
C Here are some of the duties.
D If you would like to talk about the job in more detail, please contact.
E The money you will earn will vary depending on what you have done in the past.
F You can apply even if you have never done this job before.
G You will be well rewarded financially.
H There are jobs with various hours available.
I You don’t need to go to work every day.
J Good annual leave entitlement is one of the perks of the job.
Key: 1 I; 2 B; 3 A; 4 F; 5 C; 6 E; 7 J; 8 D; 9 G; 10 H.
Continue this dialogue. Ask as many questions as you can. One student — one question.
A. Before you go to that interview, check yourself.
B. What’s to check?
A. Are your nails clean?
B. Yes, they are.
A. Did you double-check your nose and teeth?
B. They are clean, too.
A. Did you shine your shoes?
B. My shoes are shined.
A. Do your socks match?
B. Of course they match.
A. No, they don’t. One is black and one is dark blue.
B. Yikes! Thank you.
Ex. 4, p. 35.